The festive season is all about love, happiness and… food. It’s not a surprise that we gain weight and sometimes we feel really awful after this “over-eated” two weeks. But as the well known saying tells “New Year – New Me” so January is a perfect time to schedule some cleansing and detoxifying. I picked 3 natural cure to help you feel better in your body again.
NOTE: If you are taking any medication or if you are pregnant please consult with your GP before starting any of the cures. The below mentioned remedies might affect the absorption of the medicines so they have to be approved by a doctor!
The miracles of Apple-Cider Vinegar
Everyone knows that “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”. Apple is a wonderful fruit full with the goodness of nature, it’s slimming, cleansing and helps your digestion. But Apple Cider Vinegar takes all this on a whole new level. It contains 5 fat-burning mechanisms, speeds up your metabolism, kills harmful bacterias in your body, gives you better skin and finally you can say good bye to bloating.
How to use it?
Do this for 2 weeks as a cure: Every morning and evening take 1 tablespoon of ACV mixed in a glass of water. It has a weird taste, but we aren’t taking it for gourmet experience, aren’t we? During your two week cure, try to avoid drinking coffee and black tea, and drink a lot of water, because this all helps your cleansing be even more successful.
Fairy Dust for mainting a proper pH equilibrium: Sodium Bicarbonate
It’s there in every household, and it has plenty of health benefits that I bet you don’t know about yet. It helps balancing your PH (acid-alkali levels), it fights against all the bad stuff (meats, fish, dairy products, most grains, sugars, alcohol and caffeinated drinks) that you take in and what can cause your system to be too acidulous. SB also great to fight agains skin infections and fungus.
How to use it?
Do not overuse Sodium Bicarbonate. Have a 2 week long cure but then stop. During this 2 week period take one teaspoon of SB dissolved in a big glass of water every morning and evening (In the morning, take it on empty stomach). You can also have an SB bath that detoxifies the whole body: Spread 3 Tablespoon of Sodium Bicarbonate in the water and take a 25 minutes bath in it.
It’s more than a cure, it’s a lifestyle: Drinking Lemon Water
During the winter season taking enough Vitamin C is crucial. Lemon is famous for containing high amounts of this amazing vitamin and strenghtening your immune system. It also has slimming effects, helps your digestion, maintains a great PH balance (just as Sodium Bicarbonate), detoxifies, making your skin look more beautiful and healthy and also reduces the oiliness of the scalp and hair.
How to use it?
Drinking lemon water has no side effects or any risks so you can do it as long as you wish. Some people adapted it to they daily routine on the long run, and they swear to the positives effects of this morning tea/coffee replacer. The main thing is to have your lemon water (glass of water – hot or cold as you wish- with a great amount of lemon in it NO SUGAR OR SWEETENER) on empty stomach the first thing after you wake up. This healthy shot will boost up your system from the beginning of the day. If you want to enjoy the slimming effects of it as well, or you want an extra shield against flu during the cold months, have a 2 week cure while you are mixing 1 glass of water with the liquid of one full lemon every morning.
Have you ever tried any of the above mentioned practices? If yes, please tell me about your experiences!